Monthly Archives: July 2014

Robin Korth: My Naked Truth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-korth/sex-over-50_b_5563576.html We like Robin’s conception of beauty as arising in a person’s whole and unique being. The culturally embedded model – objectifying human beings as collections of more, or less, desirable body parts, reduced in value by age or weight … Continue reading

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4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn’t Matter: Parenting Gently with Paige

Thank you (once again) to Monica Cassani and her site http://www.beyondmeds.com for posting this. A really useful short film about 4 basic changes we can all make to ways of parenting that are culturally common, but which can make it … Continue reading

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SLS · Colloquia · A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment: David Cohen & David Jacobs

http://laingsociety.org/colloquia/polofdiagnosis/modelconsent.htm This is a powerful document, first written in 1991 and regularly updated, making its points with facts and a touch of irony. Clients who come to us are often taking or thinking of taking prescription psychiatric drugs. We seldom … Continue reading

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Diane Ackerman: A Natural History of the Senses

”We like to think that we are finely evolved creatures, in suit-and-tie or pantyhose-and-chemise, who live many millennia and mental detours away from the cave, but that’s not something our bodies are convinced of. We may have the luxury of … Continue reading

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Justina Pelletier is returned home

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/30/no-one-should-be-put-through-that-no-one-justina-pelletier-speaks-out-on-her-treatment-while-under-govt-care/ Here is a link to an article about the court ruling returning 16 year old Justina to her family, after a year and a half of forced psychiatric hospitalization and ‘treatment’. In our view, Justina’s experience raises serious issues … Continue reading

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Christine Caldwell on Acceptance & Internal Locus

‘Most of us have learned to view acceptance with suspicion and mistrust. We equate acceptance with acquiescence, or with the condoning of indiscriminate behaviour. This occurs when we get confused about what acceptance is. Acceptance is not something we can … Continue reading

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James Hollis, the Inner Voice & Personhood

‘We must turn away from the cacaphony of the outerworld to hear the inner voice. When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood. We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at … Continue reading

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Mark Walsh: The Disembodied Mess We’re in

Click on the title/link for this powerful and passionate plea from Mark Walsh about our deep need for an embodied experience of ourselves, and the cultural sickness evidenced and perpetuated by our disconnection from our own bodies. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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The Compliant Kid: Russell Baugher

Click on the title/link for this powerful ‘client’s eye’ account from Russell Baugher about his experience in childhood and beyond taking psychiatric drugs, and his recovery/healing process, posted on Monica Cassani’s resource rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/02/the-compliant-kid/ Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Neurocardiology: Your Heart Has A Brain: Steven Templin Click on the title for this interesting post on Facebook….. Excerpt: ‘Did you know that your heart consists of more neurological tissue than muscle? Your heart actually has its own brain, a … Continue reading

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